Who should attend?
Matthew R. Willmann
Matthew Willmann is the director of the Plant Transformation Facility at Cornell University. He has 25 years of plant science research experience, having studied in several fields, including plant transformation and genome editing, plant pathology, plant development, plant small RNA biology, and plant genomics. At his facility he conducts research to develop transformation protocols for previously untransformed plants and methods for transgene-free CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing.
Gregory Jaffe is the Associate Director of legal affairs at Alliance for Science and also the director of the Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit consumer organization located in the United States. He is a recognized international expert on agricultural biotechnology and biosafety and has published numerous articles and reports on those topics.
Sarah Evanega is the PI and Director for the Cornell Alliance for Science—a global communications effort that promotes evidence-based decision-making in agriculture. She teaches courses on agricultural biotechnology at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition, she serves as Senior Associate Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and holds an adjunct appointment in the Section of Plant Breeding & Genetics in the integrated School of Plant Sciences at Cornell.
|Day 1, February 25|
|Morning Session|| • Introduction to Science Communication (Dr. Evanega, lead)
• The Science of Gene Editing (Dr. Willmann, lead)
|Afternoon Session|| • Gene Editing for Crop Improvement (Dr. Willmann, lead)
• How Gene Editing Could Benefit India (Guest Speaker, TBD)
|Day 2, February 26|
|Morning Session||• Biosafety and Gene Editing Regulation (Jaffe, J.D., lead)|
|Afternoon Session||• Exploring the Gene Editing Media Landscape (Dr. Evanega, lead)|
|Day 3, February 27|
|Morning Session|| • How is Plant Biotechnology Regulated in India? (Guest Speaker, TBD)
• Developing a Public Narrative and Key Messages (Dr. Evanega, lead)
|Afternoon Session||• How to Engage Effectively with Media (practical exercise) (Dr. Evanega, lead)|
|Day 4, February 28|
|Morning Session|| • Think on Your Feet (gene editing communications role play exercise) (Jaffe, J.D. lead)
• Instructor Panel: “What is the future for gene editing and how do we get there?” (Dr. Willmann, lead)
• Lunch with Certificate Ceremony
Cornell Sathguru Foundation for Development (CSFD) is a not-for-profit organization with a vision is to facilitate sustainable social development through life sciences and technology. In CSFD, the resources from Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants provide strategic support to public and private organizations to enhance their services and leveraging for public good.
Delivered by : Alliance for Science
Cornell-Sathguru Foundation for Development (CSFD)